Specialising in hand printed textiles, artist Lynelle Flinders is a descendant of the Dharrba Warra Clan from the Starke River area north of Cooktown. Taking inspiration from her rich cultural heritage, Lynelle’s work highlights the growth, vibrancy and potential of Indigenous-led fashion and design.

Graduating with a Diploma in Indigenous Visual Arts in 2012 from Tropical North Queensland’s Institute of TAFE, it wasn’t long before Lynelle began to specialise in hand printed textiles. Showcasing her work during numerous exhibitions, she continues to produce textiles based on knowledge and passion for her country and heritage. Her works have been showcased across several mediums with garments presented during the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s Fashion Performance since 2014.

Lynelle has also completed her Cert III in Micro Business and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, going full circle to develop both her creative and professional acumen. With a growing repertoire of collections and exhibitions under her belt, Lynelle’s work as a design and textile artist exemplifies the potential of Indigenous-led fashion.

Lynelle Flinders is a textile designer and artist, her current practice as a textile artist showcases her works concentrating on hand printed textiles using various traditional and alternative materials to achieve her designs.

After achieving her Diploma in Cultural Arts, Lynelle diverted her artistic talents to designing textiles and creating fashion for her label “Sown in Time”. She has been involved with Fashion since 2013 and works with artists at Bana Yirriji Art Centre, Wujal Wujal, North Queensland designing hand painted silks.

Yirriji Art Centre, Wujal Wujal, North Queensland designing hand painted silks.

Follow Lynelle's journey: @sownintime